Phase 3 of webRegistry Begins with Availability of New Functionality

North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB), Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), and Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) announce next phase of project in an effort to both improve efficiency and increase functionality.

Minneapolis, MN: July 16, 2013 –The OATI webRegistry (Electric Industry Registry (EIR)) transition is currently undergoing implementation of Phase 3, which incorporates Path and Adjacency registry data functionality currently found in the WECC Registry into webRegistry.

A parallel operations phase has commenced and is tentatively scheduled until Fourth Quarter 2013. During this period, entities with Path and Adjacency data in the WECC Registry will need to review and re-register their data in webRegistry, as well as maintain this data in both the WECC Registry and webRegistry. New production functionality is now available within webRegistry to support re-registration.
Phase 3 will impact entities in the Western Interconnection, as well as those entities conducting business with the Western Interconnection. Application Service Providers who currently utilize the WECC Registry will also be impacted.

Phase 3 concludes with the official retirement of the WECC Registry.

Additional activities taking place during Phase 3 include the retirement of the CSV and MDB publication file formats and transition to the XML publication file format. Legacy TSIN items retained in webRegistry as part of the initial transition will also be retired.
The North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) owned EIR, which replaced the NERC Transmission Site Information Network (TSIN) registry in November 2012, serves as the central repository for information within the electric industry. OATI, as the NAESB chosen system administrator, manages the tool as webRegistry.
For further questions on this phase of the transition, contact OATI Support at 763.201.2020 or
NAESB, formed in January 2002, is an independent and voluntary North American organization that develops and promotes the use of business practice and electronic communications standards for the wholesale and retail natural gas and electricity industries. NAESB’s members include over 300 companies and organizations that participate actively in the retail and wholesale natural gas and electricity markets.

OATI provides innovative software solutions that simplify, streamline, and empower the operational tasks required in today’s energy commerce and Smart Grid. With more than 1,200 customers in North America, OATI successfully deploys large, complicated, and diverse mission-critical applications committed to industry standards and stringent NERC CIP guidelines.

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